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6 Easy, Affordable Warm-Weather Escapes

Spot | Posted 02.05.2016 | Travel
Spot

Whether you're knee-deep in snow or looking for a post-holidays pick-me-up, consider heading south to chill out, thaw out, and soak up some much-needed Vitamin D.

8 Things Pablo Escobar didn't want you to know about Colombia

Laura Grier | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
Laura Grier

My whole life I grew up hearing about the feuding drug cartels and cocaine trade of Colombia. I had the fear of God put in me by my mother to never...

Colombia - The Jewel of South America, Part 1

Joan Moran | Posted 01.04.2016 | Travel
Joan Moran

I considered that my travel dream came true when I experienced the natural beauty and the exquisite wild animal life in South Africa last year. I had saved 10 years for that trip, and the reality of my tour was better than the projections of my dream.

Colombia - The Jewel of South America, Part 2

Joan Moran | Posted 12.29.2015 | Travel
Joan Moran

In the months before I went to Colombia on tour, I was reading a book called Salt. Did you know that salt was the most precious commodity since almost the existence of mankind? Salt linked every city, every country, and every tribe for thousands of years before the birth of Christ and thousands of years after.

4 Places in South America to Visit Right Now

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.02.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

With so many alluring destinations across South America, it's hard to pick where to travel next. From the rugged beauty of Patagonia to the striking architecture of Colombia, this part of the world offers romance, charm and a myriad of cultural attractions.

Strong Dollar Makes This Colonial Caribbean Haven A Bargain

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Founded by the Spanish in 1533, Cartagena grew quickly to become a thriving seaport. At one time it was second only to Mexico City in commercial importance in the Western Hemisphere. Today Colombia's best-known city on the Caribbean is also an appealing coastal retirement option.

10 Things To Do in Cartagena

Joanna Riquett | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Joanna Riquett

Your next vacation is in Cartagena! Wonderful, that's great! Now, before you visit, you should take note of some useful things to know about the city. Here's a quick video that gives you a quick glimpse of all the things you can do in Cartagena.

Cartagena's Top 12 Experiences

Fodor's | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

Cartagena's days as a Spanish colonial port on the Caribbean Sea left it with a romantic walled town and fortifications that have World Heritage Site ...

This Is Colombia: A Caribbean Coast Adventure

Lina Eroh | Posted 12.14.2014 | Travel
Lina Eroh

The word "Colombia" doesn't exactly bring to mind colonial buildings dripping in bougainvillea or snow white beaches lapped by turquoise water.

But What's the Cost of Not Addressing Poverty?

Catalina Escobar | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Catalina Escobar

I realized after the first six to seven years of trial and error that we cannot change the broader cultural and economic problems such as social disparity, limited access to services and entrenched cultural norms that these girls face.

DOWN AND DIRTY

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel

Nope, those aren't seals. They're humans lolling about in El Totumo, Colombia's magical mud volcano. Legend has it that a priest one sprinkled holy...

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among...

7 Years: Love, Celebrate, Growth

Lisa Ellen Niver | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Ellen Niver

Soon we will be celebrating the day we met nearly seven years ago. It has been an incredible amazing fantastic voyage and we cannot wait to see what happens in 2014!

The Magical Colors of Cartagena de Indias

Mark Sissons | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Radiating from the square, the labyrinthine streets and alleyways of the Old City are lined with resuscitated colonial era mansions, their walls and wooden balconies painted pastel shades of sky blue, lemon yellow, lime green and burgundy.

5 Must-Do Colombian Experiences (VIDEOS)

Courtney Scott | Posted 12.11.2013 | Travel
Courtney Scott

For decades, authors, artists and filmmakers have used Colombia as a muse for masterpieces: works of art like Botero's 'Horse' and Gabriel García Márquez's Love in the Time of Cholera. Today, a new influx of travelers is getting to experience the magical realism that is Colombia

Cartagena - Eat, Pray, Love, Dance & More

Curtis Ellis | Posted 08.24.2013 | Travel
Curtis Ellis

When Spain plundered Colombia's gold, it left behind a treasure that continues to draw seekers and sybarites from around the world: Cartagena. It was the muse for Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and is now one of the hottest travel destinations in the world. These are a few must-do's on your visit.

My Own Educational Exchange Trip: Cuba or the Danube-a?

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
Read More: Strauss, Syria, Treasury Department, Mongolia, Migraine, Kapuziner, Hosanna, Havana, Rapping, Benedictine Sisters, Blood Sausage, Buena Vista Social Club, Coffee, Taxi Cab Drivers, Salsa, Superbowl; Obama Fundraiser, Orlando Hernandez Pedroso, Argentina, Bette Midler, Lucy and Ethel, German, Kardashians, Cabaret, Freud, Cafe Landtmann, Yapping, Stallions, Sean Carter, Lyrics, Dumplings, Blonde, Mr. Sandman, Doner Kebab, Hungarian, Tandoori Chicken, Katy Perry, Cole Porter, I Got Rhythm, 3/4 Time, Cigars, Wild Eagles, Persian Caviar, Schwartzenegger, Cuba, Olives, Black Beans, Vivienne Westwood, Solange, Vanillekipferl, Puppini Sisters, Anniversary, The Danube, El Duque, Desi, Papayas, Sasha , Melange, Cafe Cubano, Civics, Malia, Sisterhood, Hostel, Carmelite Nuns, Sisters, Korea, Celia Cruz, Cuban Cigars, Rosemary Clooney, Fashion, Manna, Nostalgia, Vienna Austria, George Gershwin, Vienna, Spanish, Black Pudding, Vocal Coach, Pastries, Spiritain-Ment, Siestas, Turkish Figs, Euros, Rosie Clooney, Desi Arnaz, Beyonce, Educational Exchange, Hemingway, Dazzling Damsels, Gershwin, Colombia, Tito Puente, Melting Pot, Oriental, Pistachios, Diplomatic Relations, Pesos, Serena, Venus, Vienna Convention, Rihanna, Romantic, Sugar Ramos, Waltz, Bandana, Lipizzaner-Horses, Frijoles Negros, Language Lab, Platanos, Jay Z, Marcella Puppini, Tango, Goulash, Mediterranean, FSK 13 Culture Festival, Blue Danube, Cartagena, Croatian, Slovakian, Stephanushaus, Babalu, Rochusmarket, Wienerschnitzel, Travel News
Randee Mia Berman

When I heard rumors about Jay-Z and Beyonce heading to Cuba, I was feeling pretty confident about my trendy choice to go that way. But then I bagged Cuba, and booked a flight to Vienna, Austria, home of the Lipizzaner stallions and Wienerschnitzel.

Secret Service Hooker Writes Her Story (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.17.2012 | Latino Voices

Now she's getting paid to bare her soul. Dania Londoño Suarez is writing a tell-all book about her escort escapades with the Secret Service in...

CNN Hero Overcomes Loss, Transforms The Lives Of Teen Moms In Colombia

Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact

For most people, a personal tragedy -- like the death of a son -- doesn't result in an initiative that goes on to save the lives of thousands. But...

Colombian Escort To Open Foundation For Prostitutes

Posted 06.07.2012 | Latino Voices

Dania Londoño Suarez, the escort at the center of the U.S. Secret Service sex scandal in Colombia is planning on opening a non-profit organization to...

DEA Embroiled In Prostitution Scandal

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 07.21.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department inspector general's office was investigating possible misconduct by two or more Drug Enforcement Administration a...

Cartagena Offers The Best Of The Caribbean, Miami (PHOTOS)

Robert Schrader | Posted 07.14.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Even the taxi driver who took me to the airport this morning was gossiping. "Eighty U.S. dollars," he scoffed. "All those guys had to do was give her the money."

Identities Of Secret Service Supervisors Involved In Scandal Revealed

Washington Post | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

One of the Secret Service supervisors who was forced out of the agency this week for his involvement in the Colombia prostitution scandal made light o...

Sex Just A Part Of Life In Cartagena, Colombia

AP | FRANK BAJAK | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

CARTAGENA, Colombia -- Days after U.S. Secret Service agents were sent home over allegations of hard-partying and bringing prostitutes to their hotel,...

Secret Service Tries To Quell Furor

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — One of the Secret Service supervisors ousted in the agency's ongoing prostitution scandal joked on Facebook that he was checking ou...